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New report links aquaculture and poverty reduction

WorldFish working together with the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies has exposed evidence of aquaculture's link to poverty reduction in a new report. Data gathered over a ten-year period provides important evidence for the need to invest in the sector as a way to alleviate global poverty and hunger.
 

Small fish meets nourishment of mothers, children

RANGPUR, July 19 (BSS): Production of micronutrient-enriched small fishes has been increasing satisfactorily in recent years in rural Bangladesh to effectively meet nourishment of the malnourished pregnant women, lactating mothers and babies.

New-concept flood insurance could help Bangladesh's poor

A new insurance scheme in which pre-determined flood thresholds trigger speedy compensation offers hope for poor people in flood-prone Bangladesh, experts say.

mSTAR introduces mobile money payment system in BD

Dhaka: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the FHI360Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research (mSTAR) project on Tuesday signed an agreement with the WorldFish Center and Dnet to utilize mobile money payments within their agriculture and health programmes in Bangladesh.
 

60% women at risk during pregnancy

For having nutritionally inadequate diets, around 60 percent of Bangladeshi women between ages 19 and 49 years are at risk of pregnancy complications and of having underweight babies, said a nutritionist of Helen Keller International (HKI)-Bangladesh.
 

Domestic violence affects child nutrition, maternal health

State Minister for Women and Children affairs Meher Afroze Chumki today said domestic violence affects child nutrition as well as maternal health.

Institutionalise gender in nutrition, agriculture interventions

A discussion titled ‘Inspiring Change: Institutionalising Gender in Nutrition and Agriculture Interventions’ was held at a city hotel on Sunday, marking the International Women’s Day.

Small pond fish culture training empowers Rehena

Rehena Begum attended school until grade five, and as is the case for most of the rural girls of her time, was married in at early age. She lives in the village of Dinar, in the Char Koua union, Sadar upazila of Barisal district. Her husband has no permanent occupation and earns most of his income from petty jobs such as working in the brick fields. It was difficult to bear the expenses of a family of six with his meager earnings.

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